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Yoga is the science of union of body, mind and spirit. Meditative awareness or meditation is considered to be the supreme phenomenon as far as the union with reality is concerned. This meditative awareness, attention or observation becomes the central thread or core practice of all eight limbs of yoga. Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a firm ground to experience the state of meditation and also find out the source of the answer to important issues of life with help of numerous meditation practices, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting, Kirtan, practical application of Yoga Philosophy etc. in 21 days 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training Course. This 200-hour Meditation TTC mainly focused on experiential and transformational aspect along with imparting the skill and methods to teach the meditation practices.
Yoga Essence's venue has a garden and is surrounded from all sides by many huge lush green trees with beautiful Himalayan mountain view. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with western toilet and shower with hot/cold water, and AC.
In this course, you will experience and be trained in many different meditation techniques and exercises that have been developed or recommended by yogis, Shiva, Buddha, contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho, Sufi Mystics and others along with self-growth techniques and more specific life training topics, such as:
Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others more passive. Some are done with a partner, some alone, some are as a group. Some techniques use the senses (sight, sound, and touch) and all will help you to connect with your inner world.
This will involve consciously exploring the possibilities beyond the familiar center that you live in and function from. You will need to be open to and welcome new dimensions of life that will begin to unfold and manifest as you move within.
All these methods are done in a light and joyful way so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process and transformation. At the end of this course, you will have the skill to share the same with others.
Meditation teacher training course is an opportunity:
Advanced meditation practice becomes easier and effective when we work deeply on energy body i.e. Pranamaya Kosha. Kundalini, Chakras and Nadis are the prime and most essential components of the energy body (Pranamaya Kosha). For the inner journey, the study of energy anatomy and their effect on physical, mental, and spiritual levels along with meditation practices are needed to understand and experience the chakra system, Kundalini and Nadis. This meditation teacher training program includes many meditation practices on chakra and kundalini to balance, unblock, re-align and activate them. These meditation techniques based on sound, breathing, guided instructions, visualization and mantras that intensify the awareness and awakening of the different chakras and kundalini.
This course also covers some of the powerful meditation techniques on breathing, listening, looking etc. from “VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA”; the most ancient text on meditation containing 112 meditation techniques given by Lord Shiva. The word “Vigyana” means ‘consciousness’, “Bhairava” means ‘the state which is beyond consciousness’, and “Tantra” means ‘the method’. Hence Vigyan Bhairav Tantra means the method of going beyond consciousness. VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA is all inclusive and first practical manual in the world of meditation and also called as encyclopedia of meditation techniques. It starts with Devi's questions and the techniques are the outcome of the response to the questions by Shiva. It is said that it is impossible for anybody not to find a technique suitable to his own level of spiritual development and inner temperament out of 112 techniques of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.
In the middle of the retreat the participants will undergo into three days of silence to deepen the experiential and transformational aspect of the retreat where the participants cannot communicate with the outside world including phone call or texts, social media, emails and so on.
The silent days are for personal growth and inner journey hence we require sincerity on it. But it is not mandatory to go into silence.
In the third week of 200 hours Mediation Teacher Training, the students will get an opportunity to join the Yoga Nidra Training Sessions of Yoga Essence Rishikesh Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (level 1). Hence after completion of 200 hours Meditation TTC, the students will also receive Certificate of “Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1)” in addition to the Certificate of “200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Course”.
After two full intense weeks of experiential and transformational practice, the last week will be totally dedicated for teaching practicum, yoga Nidra training classes, self-practice under the guidance of the teacher, one-to-one counseling sessions, specific guidance for personal inner journey and question/answer sessions. This approach is because Yoga Essence believes that meditation is not like many other technical skills but needs to be felt and lived before to be shared and transmitted to others so the teaching practicum will come on the last part of the course. Although during all length of it, the students will already have sufficient knowledge about meditation practices and their application.
09:30- 13:00 Meditative excursions and mediation in nature, sacred places including cave and mountain (only on selected days)
The above daily course schedule may change as per need.
Yoga Essence Rishikesh is an affiliated school of Yoga Alliance (RYS) and they are also Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the training, you will get completion certificate of 200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Course and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level 1). You can use this training hour as a valid Continuing Education Training hours with your Yoga Teacher Training course or other courses. Yoga Essence Rishikesh follow the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.
Rishikesh is an entry to Deep Himalayas and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of Sages and Saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and its vibration, the spiritual power of Rishikesh makes our inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.
During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and meditate in nearby sacred places, on the bank of river Ganga, cave, mountain, and nature to experience the true yogic energy field and vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.
Yoga Essence is in a quiet, clean and safe resort, located ten minutes walking to the main touristic area of Rishikesh but still served from local shops, cafes and organic stores. Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of rich yogic culture. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.
Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams, yoga institutes, ancient and new temples, meditation caves, and samadhi places of yogis (temples of a final resting place of yogis after death). It's particularly popular with spiritual seeking foreigners. The evening Ganga Aarti holds a special appeal.
You will be provided with three daily Indian yogic vegetarian meals throughout your entire stay. Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break are also available.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Alternatively, upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available on request.
You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however, traveling by bus could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.
You can take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.